Here’s a basic idea from geometry and physics.
Think of this not in intuitive terms, but in mathematical terms.
Suppose you’ve got a dude about to throw a baseball.
The question is, at which angle will give him maximum distance?
If he throws it straight up into the air, which is ninety degrees, he gets zero distance.
If he throws it straight, or zero degrees (parallel to the ground) he’ll get minimum distance.
So there needs some kind of balance in between.
The answer, which can be shown mathematically, which is also intuitive, is 45 degrees.
Imagine a quarterback throwing a hail Mary pass from his own endzone.
It’s easy to imagine this being thrown both up and out, to maximize the distance.
This is a good metaphor to apply to daily choices.
You can choose to maximize pleasure TODAY, and do things that feel good TODAY, without concern for next week.
Watch porn all day, wake up with a bong hit, eat fast food, etc.
Or you can have ZERO pleasure today, to maximize your pleasure a few years from now.
Like this one weird lady who lived in poverty but was worth millions.
She’d buy a newspaper for a quarter, read it, and then sell it used for twenty cents.
Just like throwing a ball, there needs to be a balance.
You can’t live with zero pleasure because you’ll go mad.
You can’t live with day to day MAX pleasure because you won’t HAVE a future.
One thing that can help is to have a basic idea of what kind of future you WANT.
In all areas.
Health, income, skills, hobbies, relationships, social skills, wealth.
This will keep you oriented toward the future.
So every time you make a decision, you can balance the NOW pleasure with the FUTURE pleasure.
And if you start this very slowly, you’ll have a much better chance.
If you keep building up your attraction to your future, you’ll have a much better chance.
It will be easier to make those day to day choices.
You’ll enjoy your day to day life.
You’ll enjoy the life you are building.
And you’ll have a very compelling future out there waiting for you.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.